API Spotlight: Wedding Perks, Mobpartner, and Valutec APIs

Matthew Scott, February 15th, 2013

Data Science ToolkitOf the many APIs we publishes this week, eleven were highlighted on the blog by our team of writers. In this post, we’ll toss those eleven into the spotlight, which include the Data Science Toolkit API. The API is a collection of open data sets and open-source tools for data science. These tools consists of Geodict, Text to Places, File to Text, Street Address Coordinates, and 6 more that can be found on their website. To learn more about the Data Science Toolkit API visit the Data Science site as well as the Data Science Toolkit API blog post.

Walgreens Introduces Refill API for Mobile Developers

Eric Carter, February 6th, 2013

Walgreens Pharmacy Prescription RefillPharmacy giant Walgreens has launched the Walgreens Pharmacy Prescription Refill API that allows mobile developers to integrate Walgreens’ prescription refill technology. As long as an app has scanning capabilities (or another way of getting the ID into the system), developers can integrate the refill API and users can refill a prescription that was originally filled at one of Walgreens 8,000+ pharmacies.

Today in APIs: Facebook Instagram Traffic Confusion, New Benchmark for AngelList API and 13 New APIs

Wendell Santos, January 10th, 2013

InstagramFacebook removes Instagram app usage metrics from its API. AngelList’s API is now handling over 3 million requests each day. Plus: Expedia’s partnership with Room 77 begins to pay off, Codecademy offering API-focused lessons and 13 new APIs.

Today in APIs: Youtube Player API Goes Live, Mimvi and Mashape Offer Mobile App Search, and 8 New APIs

Greg Bates, December 24th, 2012

YouTubeYoutube API for Android. Mimvi and Mashape to offer mobile app search to API developers. Plus: Google maps of the year from Google Maps Mania and 8 new APIs.

How Startups Use APIs to Beat Established Players

Guest Author, December 14th, 2012

Datownia“Two start-ups working together are like two drunks leaning on each other for support”. I first heard this phrase from a former CEO of a successful start-up company who had previously built his business up from scratch ten years ago and sold it for tens of millions of dollars. At the time I agreed with him. But now I’m not so sure. I think the emergence of API technology as a strategic component of a start-up’s business strategy means that 2 start-ups working together can achieve more than just giving each other mutual support.

453 Search APIs: eBay, Google Ajax Search and Foursquare

Wendell Santos, November 27th, 2012

eBayOur API directory now includes 453 search APIs. The newest is the Automatton Instant Answers API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the eBay API. We list 220 eBay mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of search APIs.

API Spotlight: Social Media Curation Snip.It, Captricity, and Clean Power Estimation.

Matthew Scott, November 9th, 2012

CIPF RENATOOf the many APIs we published this week, eighteen were highlighted on the blog by our team of writers. In this post, we’ll shine a spotlight on those eighteen, which included the CIPF RENATO API.

Today in APIs Obama Breaks Twitter Records, Hackathon to Demolish Gender Stereotypes, and 5 New APIs

Greg Bates, November 8th, 2012

HootSuite EngagementPresident Obama tweets to victory. Hackathon challenges gender stereotypes. Plus Facebook gives 90 day notice for impending API changes such as ending custom actions for content consumption, Pocket service for reading it later launches a new SDK, and 5 new APIs.

Pocket Introduces New API to Encourage Development of Third Party Apps

Janet Wagner, November 8th, 2012

Pocket (Formerly known as Read It Later), has just announced the introduction of the Pocket API, allowing developers the ability to easily integrate Pocket into web sites and third party applications.

4sync: Race to the Bottom of the Storage Barrel is Good for Consumers

Greg Bates, October 26th, 2012

4syncThe 4sync SOAP API provides over 50 API functions like uploading and downloading files and deleting folders. The API gives access to 4sync’s cloud synching, which is acknowledged to be among the least expensive deals available, featuring 15 gigabytes of free storage.

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